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Seckendorf, Veit Ludwig von
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(or Seckendorff; Dec 20, 1626, Herzogenaurach, near Erlangen – Dec 18, 1692, Halle), Lutheran statesman, political philosopher, and historian. After studying at Straßburg (Strasbourg) beginning in 1642, he entered the service of Ernest the Pious of Saxe-Gotha; in 1651 he was appointed councilor and legal adviser, in 1655 privy councilor as well as member and president of the Treasury Council; in 1663 he was appointed president of the privy council. In 1664 he entered the service of Duke Maurice of Saxe-Zeitz as chancellor and president of…

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Albrecht-Birkner, Veronika, “Seckendorf, Veit Ludwig von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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